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Archives Acquisitions, January-May 2017 Print Email
June 29, 2017

Armstrong documents and publications Dream Kitchens for 1941, by Hazel Dell Brown; Armstrong Reporter, January – March 1946; Organizational chart, 1946; Letter regarding a proposed agreement with Canada Dry Ginger Ale, 1946; Lists of factories and offices by location; products; products exported to Cuba; "Preparing linoleum cement and manufacturing linoleum floor coverings," by Felix Fritz. Textile World, January 1928. Gift of R. Martin Keen MG-32

Chamber of Commerce records, 1896-1988 Three charter documents, framed, 1896, 1907, 1915; Charlotte Street Association award, 1988; Board of Trade minutes, 1910; Manufacturer's Association minutes, 1911-1915. Gift of The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry MG-60, Series 2

Church histories and personal papers, 1913-1997 Church history of St. Andrew's United Church of Christ, Lancaster, 1997; Church history of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lancaster, 1977; Death benefit from Schiller-Sterbekasse-Verein, 1916 (in German); Schaefer—letter, 1923 (in German); Lancaster City tax receipt, 1913. Gift of the estate of Carl Schroeder

Diaries and account book, 1866-1927 Diaries of Eliza W. Fisher—1884, 1914, 1917; Henry H. Fisher (donor's g-g-grandfather)—1894, 1895, 1908; and Naomi W. Landis--1866. Contain entries on quilting and tobacco farming. Farm account book of family member, 1908-1927, hog accounts, fertilizer accounts, general farm accounts and farm repairs. Gift of Katharine Wheeler

Garden Spot Guide and Almanac from the Lancaster County Seed Company, Paradise, PA, 1943, 1945-1949, 1952-1958, no date Almanacs with planting dates and tips, household advice, wartime information, stories, ads, etc. Transferred from Winterthur Museum MG-92

Invoices and ledger of William Sherman Souders, wagon maker and blacksmith operating out of Gap, PA. Early twentieth century. Gift of Richard S. Pickel

Journal kept for Griselda A. Gehman (1925-2014) An 1890 hardbound book Address in Commemoration of the Inauguration of George Washington with blank pages used as a journal by Griselda's father, Rev. Gehman. Entitled "Jofa Book", he has recorded events of Griselda's life from her 1925 birth to his own early death in 1932. Gift of Alma Shelly MG-772

The Lancastrian and Chronicle of the Times, 2 October 1850 Gift of R. Martin Keen

Letter of induction to International Boxing Hall of Fame, 2012 Inducting Leo Houck into the Pioneer Group of the Hall of Fame. Gift of Edward Hauck MG-63

Marriage certificate of Haddie B. Armstrong and Arthur D. Bickham, 1898 Gift of Rebecca Emanis MG-399

Packing slip, no date and postcard, 1984 Packing slip from J. B. Martin & Co., dry goods, carpets, wall paper, West King and Prince Streets, Lancaster. Postcard from Barney Ewell to Roberta from the 1984 Olympics in L.A. Gift of Roberta Spiese Frey

Penn-Dutch Traveler 1 issue each from 1974, 1977. Gift of The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Plan for East Blossom Hill Manor Development, 1944 E. H. Vogel (1893-1974). Just south of Neffsville, along the ridge between Fruitville Pike and Lititz Pike. Gift of Karen D. Garber

Jasper Yeates manuscript volumes Personal File of Legal Principles and Procedures, 1803; Account book, 1789-1792; "Jasper Yeates Defence of the Judges on Their Impeachment, January 1805." Gift of Craig and Sally Johnson MG-205

Wilbur-Suchard Chocolate Company radio scripts for WLAN, 1946-1947 26 radio scripts prepared by W. J. Eshleman at Wilbur-Suchard about events/locations in Lancaster County history written to get young listeners interested in local history. Gift of Mary Ann Frontz MG-773

World War II newsletters prepared by John Beyer and related correspondence Gift of Bill Beyer MG-770

Archives Acquisitions, July-December 2016 Print Email
January 17, 2017

Audio recordings of LCHS lectures, 1984-1995 Recordings made by Paul Kaseman (d. 2009), board member of LCHS for 20+ years and Tanger Arboretum. Gift of J. Lucinda Santiago, given in memory of Paul W. Kaseman, Sr. Audio-Visual Collection

Boy Scout materials, 1941-1943 Sent to Harold Hess, 340 Pine Street, Lancaster. Gift of Lyndel Breault. MG-140, Folder 7

Buchanan: Letter written by James Buchanan to General Gabriel Hiester, 26 April 1828 Buchanan replies to Hiester's request for a date to attend to business and/or legal matters in Lancaster, PA. Buchanan describes how he cannot leave Washington until a final disposition shall be made on the tariff, which is a subject of great interest in PA and to the Union. He continues to describe that the Senate may amend the bill and that it will return to the House for concurrence and that he must be present for any votes. Gift of Frank Shaffer. MG-96, not cataloged

Civil War: "A Christian goes to War: The Civil War Story of Flavius Bender", photocopy. The donor's presentation notes include information about Bender's service and transcriptions of the letters, (1861-1864) written to the newsletter of the Church of God. Flavius Bender was from Mount Joy. His family was among the original congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster. This packet also contains biographical and genealogical information. Gift of Jack Bender, III.

Read more: Archives Acquisitions, July-December 2016
Archives Acquisitions, January-June 2016 Print Email
June 7, 2016

Brenneman’s Boarding House trade card, no date Gift of Roberta Spiese Frey. MG-180, not cataloged

Buchanan letter, 1848 Outlines James Buchanan’s reasons for not wanting to run for Governor. Gift of Paul W. and Judy Ware. MG-96, not cataloged

Deeds for farm in East Hempfield Twp., 1845-1863 Property is on the south side of Old Harrisburg Pike, just east of Villa Road; two residential subdivisions first developed during the 1990s: The Meadows, and Sycamore Hill in Getz’s Woods. Jonas Mumma purchased the property. The deeds all predate this purchase. Swarr, Hershey, Kauffman, Killinger, Miller. Several are unrecorded. Gift of Joel Mumma, in memory of his great-great-grandparents, Jonas and Mary Anna Brubaker Mumma. MG-304, not cataloged

Read more: Archives Acquisitions, January-June 2016
Archives Acquisitions, October and December 2015 Print Email
December 17, 2015

Archives Acquisitions, October 2015
Created: 17 December 2015

Brubaker and Beechdale farm items.  Items include background information about the family business, obituary and newspaper articles for the Gibbons and Brubakers, and an invitation to a Christmas tea. Gift of Anne Tennis. MG-756, not catalogued.

Conestoga Elks Lodge No. 140 I. B. P. O. E. of W., Dedication booklet, 1940 Located at 452 S. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA. Founded in 1908. Gift of Gerald Wilson. MG-760, not cataloged

Read more: Archives Acquisitions, October and December 2015
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